In today's society crime tends to be more present in disadvantaged neighborhoods. Not all neighborhoods start out as a heavily violent one. Each neighborhood goes through a cycle to gain the negative reputation it has to this day. When there is a change, not everyone can adapt as well. With changes comes industries pushing local out of their homes, then a decrease in opportunities to works and this eventually leads to people competing with each other.
For some, these groups, rely on the sales of many drugs for their financial stability and for the most part few groups have connections to older composed organizations. After years of being exposed to the lifestyle of gangs and gang members, it is seen that drugs hold a very high importance within the structure, power, and work ethic of gangs. In order for these gangs to enable the sales of certain products, they scope out the youths around their community and start to target them when recruiting, which often starts at the age of 13. The reason as to why gangs often start recruiting younger adolescents is because of their pre-judged innocence, which in return helps the gang’s business prosper tremendously. The significance of recruiting youths, is simply because they are youths.
Gangs in the United States Gangs have been a part of the United States culture since the beginning of our nation. They are an organized group of criminals who defend their turf and mark the streets and territory with graffiti (Stark 15). Most gang members wear color bandanas in order to represent their gang and to create an identity. Today, gang violence is a huge problem in America because it creates homicides and violence crimes. There is also a problem regarding the reason why young people join gangs.
The gang leader he observes often justifies the gang activity, drug distribution and physical assaults of disabled homeless men as “helping his community”(75). However the gang did bring some sort of structure to the Robert Taylor Projects, the only interest that JT, the gang leader, has was profiting off of the drug addictions of his community. Often throughout the book Venkatesh contrasts the effects of having low and high level of gang activity, arguing that teenagers with “appetites for crime” would have possibly been involved in misdemeanors, small crimes such as vandalism and shoplifting but with the emergence of JT and the heavy gang activity, they are more likely “to be involved in the drug trade”(72). One of the effects of having high gang activity is how more
Other essential aspects for defining a “gang” are flashing hand signs, identifying by specific colors or gang emblems and using a juvenile delinquency refers to of violations ranging from minor offenses, communities and society have to deal with underage drinking accidents, vehicle theft, smoking, reckless driving, assault, vandalism, and prank calls. Some of the causes and conditions of delinquency are obvious: poverty, drugs, gangs, abuse and neglect. We are confronted by a society that is becoming more complex, more mobile and more dysfunctional. Such as, teen pregnancy, suicide, smoking and running away. Americanbar.org There are many reasons kids go down the wrong path.
When people make choices that could drastically change their life, the decision they make is based on the influence of others. In the novel, The Outsiders by S. E. Hinton a gang called the Greasers is stereotyped for being the "mean types" that slack off at school. Then there are the Socials who are know as the rich kids with cool cars that happen to like "jumping" Greasers. As these two gangs are rivaling, they both go through some dramatic events that change their perspectives on life. In the novel The Outsiders by S. E. Hinton the character Darrel Curtis is unquestionably influenced by his gang as it prevents him from being successful, leading him to becoming the father of the gang, and overall being someone to look up to.
3. How lack of supervision of parents, relatives and community members in urban areas lead young one towards delinquent behavior? 4. In what way peer group stimulates the juveniles to commit a crime in urban areas? 1.2 Background Juvenile Delinquency has become a global epidemic and is spreading in developing and developed societies in organized and semi-organized manners.
The media has fed myself and others lies about what gangs truly are and what their purpose is. The overarching theme of gangs is that they are dangerous, full of thugs, blood-thirsty, and out to cause trouble. The truth is that they are more complicated than what society and the media has often made them out to be. There are multiple factors that go into making a gang what it is including why they form, the environment that their society and culture create for them, the structure and laws they enforce within the group, and the harsh reality of how difficult it is to leave. The first lie I was told about gangs is that they are formed with an intent to cause harm to others and to create a dangerous environment.
Al Pacino, the Godfather himself, has been seen and caught making underhanded deals with gangs today as he did in his younger days, we see that it is not uncommon for teenagers to join gangs as if they've been lead astray on another path that is dark. Teenage gang activity has been the cause of many petty crimes and the distribution of starter and "gateway" drugs to the general public, there are many incidents of juvenile delinquencies throughout many communities around the world, and most, if not all of the teenagers were either mildly educated, came from broken homes, or were not very well to do and were under the influence. "It has been proven that the U.S has the highest rate of teen drug use in the industrialized world. Some studies show
Street gangs are social and criminal problems that affect the society. Street gangs are majorly composed of juvenile delinquents and youths in the community. Gang violence is thus an economic and social issue that affects the general public and business community. Street gangs are violent and are majorly found in big cities. They involve themselves in criminal activities such as vandalism, binge drinking, looting, homicide, theft, drugs and alcoholism, weapon trafficking, and kidnapping.